Browsing All Posts published on »September, 2010«

A call for an unlikely partnership

September 29, 2010


This is a long one, but I’m hoping (and praying, actually) you’ll hear me out. Usually on Fridays I try to get together with Scott, the minister from my church. Typcially when we get together, we play some racquetball (where I unapologetically dominate him), eat some breakfast burritos and share in some open, honest fellowship […]

This one time…at choir camp…

September 22, 2010


Two weekends ago, I went with the rest of the Colorado Children’s Chorale staff up into the Rocky Mountains outside of Denver for one of my favorite weekends of the year: Concert Choir camp. I love Concert Choir camp because while it is certainly about getting the kids get a head start on this season’s […]

Oh REALLY, fool?

September 15, 2010


I think that this scene from Billy Madison pretty accurately represents the ongoing battle between Repertoire Lovers (classical music fans) and fans of any other musical genre or group of genres: one claims superiority over the other for seemingly logical reasons, they battle head-to-head for the right to supremacy and ironically, both end up beneath […]

On road trips and road trip music

September 8, 2010


Road trips are one of my favorite things about being alive. I’ve taken more road trips than most people I know, and I just finished another killer Labor Day roadie with my wonderful wife. The sight-seeing, the people-visiting, the food-consuming, and the quality conversation-ing that takes place between friends (and spouses) on the road is […]

On the power and impotence of metaphors

September 1, 2010


I recently read a book that talked about metaphors. Metaphors can obviously make powerful inferences and implications in our minds about the object being “metaphored” and profoundly impact the way we perceive that object- for better or worse. So I asked myself: “Self, how do metaphors affect the way you perceive classical music?” While looking […]